31st Jan 2007, 11:16 am
I love my MPx player
Join Date: Jan 2007
As promised, I will write a small review about the Glacier player.
Order the player went very easy. I bought it directly from the Uxcell website, and had a 10% discount. I made the payment with PayPal. I bought the player on 19 January, and it arrived on 30 January. 11 Days including 2 weekends. That is not bad at all.
The player was delivered in a box and not in a brown envellope as used by many Ebay sellers. The box included the player, USB cable, AC adapter, a white headset in Apple style, the usual manual and CD-rom with some software.
When I turned the player on, there was a nice Uxcell animation startup screen. The player was stuffed with some demo songs, videos and lyrics. First I connected the player to my PC, and it was recognised as a USB flash storage device. The instructions said not to format the player, but I wanted to verify the capacity. And yes, it was a true 2 GB player.
The next step was to transfer my music to the player. I used a unusual was to do this. First I made a new folder on my PC hard disk. Then I used the Flashshuffler software to fill the folder with song. In flashshuffler I used the option "random rename", and set the maximum map size to 1946Mb, the same capacity as the Glacier player. After the map was full with music, I copy and paste the music out of the map to the root of the Glacier. By doing this, I was hoping to skip the 99 files per map problem.
After the transfert, I restarted the player and it worked perfectly, and played all songs. The trick worked perfect.
The standard headset is not so bad at all, but you need to use earbuds to improve hte sound quality. I also used a original Apple headset, and the main difference was a deepr Bass.
The LCD display is very nice, bright and big enough to give all the information needed.
The main menu interface looks very nice, the submenu interface looks like the usual Chinese players.
The control buttons work very well, and the overall design is good.
During the night I charged the Battery using the AC adapter. Then the ultimate test started: how long will the stanard battery last?
I started the player at 05:30 AM, and I let it play nonstop when it was connected to a speaker set. It played........and played.........and played.........and played...........untill 04:00PM, so a total nonstop playing time 10 1/2 hours. The volume level was set at 20. I need to mention that it was 10 1/2 hours after the first charging. I guess it will become longer after a few charges more. A few days ago I ordered a 1700mAh battery, I am excited to know how long it will play then. I will keep you up to date.
I have read that some Glacier owners had problems with the battery. I noticed that it is very important to keep the battery cover closed. Because the cover pushes the battery against to 3 contact points in the player.
The capacity of 2 GB is enough for me. I converted tha mp3 files into WMA files with a bitrate of 64. By doing this the sound quality as still good, and the files are smaller. When I use the player capacity 100%, I can stuff 844 songs on it.
I would give the player a 8/10 score.